Gian Piero Ventura’s Italian Experiment

Gian Piero Ventura took over as the head coach of the Italy national team after Antonio Conte. While extremely well respected in Italian football circles, he has never coached any traditional big clubs, nor has he won any major club honors. Here we look at how the new Italy national team interprets his tactics and discuss some … Continue reading Gian Piero Ventura’s Italian Experiment

Tactical Analysis: Milan @ Torino 2-2 Serie A 01/16/2017 Two 4-3-3 formations with different play styles

Both teams used 4-3-3 formations. The only notable point was that Mattia De Sciglio and Luca Antonelli were sidelined and Davide Calabria took the left-back position. 1. Torino's offensive strategy This season under Sinisa Mihajlovic, Torino employs several tactics during the offensive phase, and this game is no different. The two key strategies: 1, The occasional overloads of players … Continue reading Tactical Analysis: Milan @ Torino 2-2 Serie A 01/16/2017 Two 4-3-3 formations with different play styles

Tactical insights: Milan @ Genoa 0-3 Serie A 10/25/2016 Genoa’s impressive and disciplined defensive structure

Genoa has one of the best defenses in the league, conceding only seven goals in 10 games, the fewest in Serie A (alongside Juventus). Milan was unable to break down their highly disciplined defense in this match, allowing Genoa to capture all three points. Genoa's tactics in the defensive phase Genoa's defensive philosophy can be summarized in … Continue reading Tactical insights: Milan @ Genoa 0-3 Serie A 10/25/2016 Genoa’s impressive and disciplined defensive structure

Tactical Analysis: Juventus @ Milan 0-1 Serie A 10/22/2016 Juventus loses their intensity and 3 points

Serie A leaders Juventus visited 2nd placed Milan in a packed San Siro Stadium in this early Saturday feature game.  Milan beat Juventus by a single goal, closing Juventus’s lead to 2 points. Vincenzo Montella’s side fielded a 4-3-3 formation. The only notable change is Manuel Locatelli started in place of injured captain Riccardo Montolivo. … Continue reading Tactical Analysis: Juventus @ Milan 0-1 Serie A 10/22/2016 Juventus loses their intensity and 3 points